RANDOLPH, MASS. (WHDH) - Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation swarmed a backyard in Randolph on Wednesday to search for “specific evidence” in an ongoing investigation.

An FBI Evidence Response Team and local law enforcement officials could be seen overseeing a large dig site in a yard on Mitchell Street.

Video from Sky7 HD showed a backhoe combing through a large hole. Several people were also spotted removing dirt with shovels.

Randolph Building Inspector Ron Lum says he believes the response team is looking for a body.

“We don’t see this too often,” Lum said. “I’ve never seen it.”

Neighborhood residents say the FBI brought dogs to the same home about a year ago.

There is no threat to the public, according to the FBI.

No additional details were immediately available.

This is a developing news story; stay with 7NEWS for updates online and on-air.

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